March Local Outing-featuring beginner class Fly Fishing 101


Where: Southwest Nature Preserve, 5201 Bowman Springs Road, Arlington, TX 76017

Meet at the parking lot off Bowman Springs (highlighted in yellow)

When: March 7th @ 9AM.

Although we are hoping to see novice fly fisherman at the local outings, these get together will have fisherman of all ranks and file. If you have never fly fished,  never bought a pair of waders, perhaps not owned a fly rod, we want you to join us on Saturday March 7 at the Southwest Nature Preserve in Arlington Texas at 9:00 am. Once we have gathered all together your host, Les Jackson will make a brief introduction on the lake access and assign fishing partners.  If you are new to our sport you will be assigned a fishing partner to help you learn to how to make easy casts and hook ups with warm water species of fish such as green sunfish, bluegills, and largemouth bass inhabiting the two park lakes.

Our primary objective with Fly Fish 101 will be to help introduce you to the basics. A mentor (fishing partner) will stay with you until you feel comfortable with making a basic pick up and laydown cast, stripping line, setting the hook, and most importantly landing a fish. We know some times folks have gear but don’t know how to properly use it so bring it – we will help you rig it up. If you don’t yet own any tackle we will have all you need on hand to learn. Feel free to ask questions- that’s why we’re here to walk you through this.



What do you need?

Camera or phone- you can take shots of lots of scenery and or fish.

Caps or hat

Comfortable clothing- long sleeved shirts give greater protection against the sun.

Eyewear (sunglasses or regular glasses–just something to protect your eyes)

Sneakers or sandals

Fishing license


We will provided (if you do not have them)

Lanyard with nippers and forceps

Fly rod and reel

Basic flies




Around noon we will break for lunch at a local eatery; you can call it a day; or if interested,  you are welcome to return to fish.  All we ask is that you get with Les Jackson to return the rod and reel at 4 pm. Les’ cell is (817) 253-0943.


Stay tuned for more of the outings at different locations in the Metroplex. We hope to make these a fun experience with a minimal amount of travel.




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